At age 19, Brandon Paulin was elected to serve the community of Indian Head, Maryland, a small town of nearly 4,000 located an hour south of Washington, DC. Balancing college courses, city duties and the occasional age joke, Paulin says he’s working to make his local government more responsive to voters and inspire other young leaders.

Related Videos

  • Ethics Lawyer on Trump Business: “There Will be Scandal”

    January 14, 2017

    Ethics Lawyer on Trump Business: “There Will be Scandal”

    January 14, 2017

    A top official with the independent Office of Government Ethics is calling President-elect...

    Watch now
  • Separating the Trump Brand from Trump Politics

    December 3, 2016

    Separating the Trump Brand from Trump Politics

    December 3, 2016

    President-elect Donald Trump has promised to leave his businesses in total, but ethics att...

    Watch now
  • Former Investment Banker: “Wall Street Wants Speed Limits”

    February 18, 2017

    Former Investment Banker: “Wall Street Wants Speed Limits”

    February 18, 2017

    President Donald Trump’s signed his first bill this week. It rolls back a regulation in th...

    Watch now
  • Trade Lawyer: Killing NAFTA Would Hurt American Jobs, Consumers

    January 28, 2017

    Trade Lawyer: Killing NAFTA Would Hurt American Jobs, Consumers

    January 28, 2017

    As President Donald Trump finishes his first week, our relationship with American ally Mex...

    Watch now
  • Durham: Revitalization After Election Disappointment

    January 21, 2017

    Durham: Revitalization After Election Disappointment

    January 21, 2017

    Durham, NC is one of the most diverse cities in America. Millennials there are now the lar...

    Watch now
  • A Conservative Policy Expert’s Advice for President Trump

    January 21, 2017

    A Conservative Policy Expert’s Advice for President Trump

    January 21, 2017

    Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump says he will get to work taking action on some of...

    Watch now
  • Wil Haygood on President Obama's Legacy

    January 9, 2017

    Wil Haygood on President Obama's Legacy

    January 9, 2017

    Wil Haygood, author of "The Butler," joins Matter of Fact for a discussion on President Ob...

    Watch now
  • “The Butler” Author: Trump Exploited the White Poor

    January 7, 2017

    “The Butler” Author: Trump Exploited the White Poor

    January 7, 2017

    White Americans living below or close to the poverty line have been thrust into the limeli...

    Watch now

Latest

  • Rep. Womack: Congress Can’t Wait on Budget

    April 22, 2017

    Rep. Womack: Congress Can’t Wait on Budget

    April 22, 2017

    Congress has been out of Washington for the past two weeks for their scheduled r...

    Watch now
  • Lawsuit Could Force Trump to Release his Tax Returns

    April 22, 2017

    Lawsuit Could Force Trump to Release his Tax Returns

    April 22, 2017

    Since the inauguration of President Trump on January 20, over 60 lawsuits have b...

    Watch now
  • Health Advocates: Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Leave Women Behind

    April 22, 2017

    Health Advocates: Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Leave Women Behind

    April 22, 2017

    Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers could lose federal funding in so...

    Watch now
  • The Price of Tuition Versus the Cost of Education

    April 16, 2017

    The Price of Tuition Versus the Cost of Education

    April 16, 2017

    This week New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill creating free tuitio...

    Watch now
  • Newark Mayor: We’ll Keep Police Reform and Sanctuary City Status

    April 15, 2017

    Newark Mayor: We’ll Keep Police Reform and Sanctuary City Status

    April 15, 2017

    The new administration, through the Justice Department, is promising tough actio...

    Watch now
  • ‘Fugees of Georgia Making America a Second Home

    April 15, 2017

    ‘Fugees of Georgia Making America a Second Home

    April 15, 2017

    Every state except for Wyoming has hubs of refugees from all over the globe, par...

    Watch now
  • Patrick Kennedy: We Must Treat Addiction Like a Chronic Disease

    April 15, 2017

    Patrick Kennedy: We Must Treat Addiction Like a Chronic Disease

    April 15, 2017

    More Americans die from drug overdose than from car crashes or gun violence. Acc...

    Watch now
  • Russia Investigation: With a Special Prosecutor All Evidence Could be Lost

    April 8, 2017

    Russia Investigation: With a Special Prosecutor All Evidence Could be Lost

    April 8, 2017

    As investigations into Russia interference in the presidential election becomes ...

    Watch now
  • Health Advocates: Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Leave Women Behind

    April 22, 2017

    Health Advocates: Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Leave Women Behind

    April 22, 2017

    Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers could lose federal funding in so...

    Watch now
  • ‘Fugees of Georgia Making America a Second Home

    April 15, 2017

    ‘Fugees of Georgia Making America a Second Home

    April 15, 2017

    Every state except for Wyoming has hubs of refugees from all over the globe, par...

    Watch now
  • Understanding Another Cause of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Understanding Another Cause of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    As an army photographer, Jacob Fadley captured the horrific scenes of war, inclu...

    Watch now
  • Combating Wounds Within: Robert Vessels

    April 1, 2017

    Combating Wounds Within: Robert Vessels

    April 1, 2017

    Within a week of graduating high school, Robert Vessels was in basic training to...

    Watch now
  • Decorated War Vet Combating the Stigma of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Decorated War Vet Combating the Stigma of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Retired Army Colonel Greg Gadson is a decorated war hero with a Purple Heart. Af...

    Watch now
  • Sexual Harassment in Military Compounding PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Sexual Harassment in Military Compounding PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Trauma in the military can be caused by the severe psychological toll or, as new...

    Watch now
  • Fighting for Better PTSD Diagnosis

    April 1, 2017

    Fighting for Better PTSD Diagnosis

    April 1, 2017

    U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Kelly Rodriguez served in Afghanistan as a medic trea...

    Watch now
  • Combating Wounds Within: Diego Carmango

    April 1, 2017

    Combating Wounds Within: Diego Carmango

    April 1, 2017

    U.S. Marine Diego Carmango, an immigrant from Columbia, shipped out to first tou...

    Watch now
  • April 15, 2017

    April 22, 2017

    April 15, 2017

    April 22, 2017

    Matter of Fact comes to you this week from New York City. Soledad O'Brien is joi...

    Watch now
  • April 8, 2017

    April 15, 2017

    April 8, 2017

    April 15, 2017

    This weekend on Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien U.S. foreign affairs are a...

    Watch now